It’s rare to find family dentists who offer orthodontics, maintain your family’s dental care with regular checkups and do oral surgery. At Stamford Dental Arts, you have two respected dentists who are trained and experienced in a range of oral surgical procedures. They can safely and painlessly perform them right in their office near you in Stamford, Connecticut. Whether you need a root canal and a crown or treatment for sleep apnea, your Stamford dentists do it all. Call today for an appointment.
Oral surgery refers to any surgical procedure that involves your mouth or jaw. Only dentists with specialized training should perform these procedures. While the thought of undergoing dental surgery can be intimidating, modern dental and surgical techniques, such as painless sedation dentistry, have made corrective dental work minimally invasive. Add to that the extensive experience of your dentists at Stamford Dental Arts, and you have nothing to worry about and everything to look forward to.
There are several different types of oral surgery. The most familiar ones are simple tooth extractions and root canal procedures. More advanced surgeries include repositioning the jaw or even removing a tumor. Oral surgeons may specialize in endodontics, periodontics or prosthodontics, as Dr. Marjan Moghadam does.
It’s imperative to seek out the most qualified oral surgeon available. If you live nearby Stamford, CT, Stamford Dental Arts has two oral surgeons on staff who’ve been providing their community with an oral surgery center since 2011. They’re accepting new patients.
Oral surgeons tend to focus on different aspects of oral surgery. Modern dentistry has become highly specialized, so it’s become necessary to divide dental care into separate disciplines, for which your Stamford dentists are trained. The three most common forms of oral surgery include:
Endodontics. Specializing on the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the tooth, endodontics first began in the 17th century. Dentists intended to save teeth and relieve pain by preserving the tooth pulp, which resides underneath the tooth’s enamel and dentin. The pulp lies at the center of the tooth and consists of blood vessels, nerves and connecting tissue.
When the pulp becomes diseased, it creates an infection in the tooth. Removal of the infected pulp becomes necessary, and this procedure is called a root canal. Once the oral surgeon removes the infected, diseased pulp, your body can then heal and repair the damage.
Prosthodontics. A dental specialty that focuses on the prosthetic restoration of missing teeth, prosthodontists restore your oral functions by providing various dental prostheses or replacements, such as:
Becoming a prosthodontist demands an additional three to four years of specialized training after becoming a DDS in a program approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Stamford Dental Arts’ Marjan Moghadam, DDS, MA, is not only a certified prosthodontist, but she’s also an assistant professor at New York University College of Dentistry in the Department of Prosthodontics. She’s a co-director of the department’s Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic, as well.
Periodontics. A dental specialty focusing on the treatment of the inflammatory disease that affects the gums or other structures surrounding the teeth, periodontics is the essence of family dentistry. Periodontists specialize in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum diseases. They are also qualified to provide dental implants and cosmetic dental procedures.
Other Disorders Treated by Oral Surgeons
Besides teeth surgery, several other dental conditions fall under the purview of oral surgeons. Two of the most common problems are:
Obstructive sleep apnea. A potentially grave sleep disorder, sleep apnea interferes with normal breathing and causes frequent starts and stops. Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea may manifest several symptoms, including:
Treatments for sleep apnea include wearing a device to keep your airway open while sleeping, sleeping with a mouthpiece to thrust your lower jaw forward during sleep and oral surgery.
TMJ disorders. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull on each side of your face. Problems with this joint cause pain in the jaw and the muscles that control it. While the condition frequently responds well to home care, surgery also can be quite beneficial. Other TMJ treatments are also available.
If less invasive means aren’t sufficient to cure your dental condition, you may require oral surgery. Fortunately, your Stamford dentists offer a variety of anesthetic alternatives to keep you comfortable during a procedure, such as:
If you’re looking for an oral surgery center close to Stamford, CT, be sure to check out the expert team at Stamford Dental Arts. They’re waiting for your call. Contact the practice for an initial consultation.
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